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Chinese comedy group punishment sends chills through arts sphere

Leader Mao Zedong once said there was "no such thing as... art that is detached from or independent of politics".

Chinese officials pull plug on Zen music concert by Japanese monk

The cancelation comes after Beijing police announced a criminal investigation into stand-up comedian Li Haoshi

Kabuki kids: the children of Japan’s traditional theater

Kabuki dates back to the 17th century, when a series of civil wars ended in Japan and a merchant class emerged

Bishops in India’s Kerala state call for ban of play for...

The play portrays what are supposed to be the challenges faced by a woman who entered the convent despite her communist father’s opposition

‘Larger than life’: Indian film-maker Rajamouli shoots for Oscar fame

Rajamouli's films have been compared to Marvel superhero movies and he said it would "be an honor" to be asked to do one

Hijabi ‘indie mothers’ embraced by young Indonesian music fans

Riding the wave of Indonesia's increasingly vibrant music scene, the band's droll lyrics have gained them a certain notoriety

Photos: The ‘giants’ of the Philippines

The "Higantes" Festival is held annually in Angono town in the Philippines, where hundreds of giant papier-mâché puppets are paraded

Theater project aims to ease isolation of Japan’s social recluses

Through an experimental theater project, artists are hoping to offer hikikomori a chance to express themselves and regain self-confidence

Well-known Tibetan painter of religious art dies at 82

Tibetan artists like Tenpa Rabten were forbidden to produce traditional religious art

Online hate campaigns making art a casualty in India

Twitter trends like #BoycottAmirKhan and #BoycottLalSinghChada were widely circulated and people were being urged to make the movie a flop

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